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Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
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TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Weezer on ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’

If you happen to be the parent of a toddler and not afraid of television permanently rotting the little dude or dudette's brain -- or if you've ever spent a few hours trying to keep a rambunctious two year old entertained -- you know there are two kinds of children's television shows.

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Are Josh Homme and Trent Reznor Planting the Seeds for Their Own Music Fest?

The way Josh Homme sees it, if things go well on Queens of the Stone Age's upcoming co-headlining tour of Australia with Nine Inch Nails, the concept could be expanded to a sort of touring festival that's inspired by the curatorial aspects of Trent Reznor's Beats Audio streaming music service.

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Dropkick Murphys Raise $65K for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

Boston natives the Dropkick Murphys have always been closely associated with their hometown, and the band has used that connection to help raise $65,000 for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and their relatives. The Murphys raised the loot in less than 15 hours by selling a Beantown-themed t-shirt through the merchandise section of their website.

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Dave Grohl’s Sound City Players Rock ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ With John Fogerty + Rick Springfield

Dave Grohl sure has been busy on the late-night talk show circuit lately, what with appearances on 'Chelsea Lately,' 'The Colbert Report' and the 'Late Show with David Letterman' all in the last month or so. Add 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to that list, as Dave brought his Sound City Players there Tuesday night for a two-song performance that included Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'Fortunate Son' (watch above) and Rick Springfield’s Sound City collaboration, 'The Man That Never Was' (watch below). CCR's John Fogerty and Rick Springfield were, of course, along for the ride.

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The Stooges Unleash New Single ‘Burn,’ Line Up SXSW Gig

An April 30 release date has been announced for ‘Ready to Die,' the forthcoming fifth album from punk legends the Stooges and first since the band's 2007 comeback release 'The Weirdness.' The disc's first single, 'Burn,' is now available for your listening pleasure -- check it out in its entirety here or by clicking on the big button below.

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Foo Fighters Starting New Album Today? Dave Grohl Says So

It turns out that Dave Grohl wasn't exaggerating when he said there's "pretty much an entire" new Foo Fighters record ready to record. That news, which came from the mouth of Dave last week, was an exciting surprise for Foo fans who were resigned to the idea that the band would be on an indefinite hiatus while Grohl focuses on his 'Sound City' movie, his supporting Sound City Players all-star band and whatever other activities keep the always-busy rocker busy.

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Dave Grohl on New Foo Fighters Album: ‘We Have Pretty Much an Entire Record Ready’

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has been insisting that his band is on hiatus ever since he wrote an open letter to fans announcing as much last fall, but it seems he hasn't been entirely truthful. Despite all the talk of his intentions to "pack it in the garage" for awhile, Grohl is now saying that the Foos already have a new album written.

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Adam Sandler Reworks ‘Hallelujah’ at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Concert

Comedian Adam Sandler was his typical hilarious self last night (Dec. 12) at the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief in New York City, bringing much-needed comic relief in the form of 'Sandy, Screw Ya,' a colorful reworking of the Leonard Cohen classic 'Hallelujah.' The song featured racy lyrics about the superstorm and its impact on New York City. 

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Andrew W.K. Appointed Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East by U.S. Department of State

The country of Behrain best be getting ready to party with a rock star, because none other than Andrew W.K. has been named by the U.S. Department of State as a cultural ambassador to the Middle East. He is set to travel to the island nation next month to visit music venues, elementary schools and the University of Bahrain, "all while promoting partying and world peace."

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Melvins Criticize Facebook Posting Policy With Facebook Post

Fans who "liked" the Melvins on Facebook in order to get updates about the band's attempt at setting a world record with their 51 States in 51 Days tour but haven't been hearing much about it, don't blame the Melvins. In a recent Facebook note -- which you probably didn't see -- the band explains a new policy requiring page administrators to pay a fee if they want all of their fans to actually see the post.

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